Careers education and guidance
Discover the importance of successful transitions in education and career development. This free course explores the role of schools in providing effective careers education and guidance, empowering teachers to support students in accessing valuable information and resources. Please note that this course is due for academic review.
Successful transitions – whether from lower secondary to upper secondary, into work-based training or university, or into work at any age – are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. This free course, Careers education and guidance (CEG), discusses what a school’s personal development programme should provide, and how all teachers have a role in securing successful transitions for their students. PLEASE NOTE: This course is over 10 years old and due for academic review. You may find infomation that has become dated in its current contents, such as the mention of Connexions.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Understand the rationale for careers education and guidance (CEG) and young people’s need for it
Understand your school’s statutory responsibilities for CEG and its links with Connexions
Understand the basic knowledge and skills needed to help students access careers information and guidance
Understand the school’s CEG programme and the confidence to carry out your role in it.